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Xeriscaping and New Houseplans

By: Danielle Hegedus and The Plan Man

New Houseplans and the Benefits of Xeriscaping

Rear exterior of houseplans #1190 - The Andalusia
Rear exterior of Home Plan #1190 – The Andalusia

As many homeowners seek to reduce their environmental impact when purchasing new houseplans through energy efficient appliances, solar panels, and utilizing eco-friendly building materials like bamboo, sustainable landscaping is also gaining popularity. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Pronounced “zeer-i-scape,” it’s a combination of two Greek words: “xeros” (dry) and “scape” (view). At Modernize , they love the benefits of xeriscaping and how you can incorporate elements of this ecologically sustainable landscaping into the outdoor space of houseplans.

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NEW HOUSE PLAN – THE WHEELER 1404 IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Wheeler Plan 1404 is small cottage, packed with useful spaces!

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Wheeler – 1404: An efficient, open floor plan and roomy service areas highlight this charming Craftsman cottage. A large master suite is secluded at the rear, and a pantry and e-space are tucked into the passages connecting the garage and huge utility room to the kitchen area. A large screen porch and skylit rear porch extend the living space out of doors.

Click here to see our new house plan 1404 – The Wheeler!

Cottage Conceptual Design 1404: NOW Available!
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1912 sq ft.

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2015 HOUSING TRENDS: Exteriors are getting a lot of attention

By Charles Richardson

The Summerhill - Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. Plan #1189-The Kellswater - Customer Submitted Photos Plan #801 - The Cartwright

Curb appeal is important. Make no mistake. Even though the interior of a house often gets the majority of the homeowner’s attention, the exterior is equally important. According to Better Homes and Gardens, “an eye-catching exterior is one of the hottest home trends, and it’s a feasible update for both new and old homes. A front yard garden, fresh exterior color, updated hardware, or a new garage door can work wonders for your home’s facade.” The good news is families have more options and materials than ever to create the ideal exterior for their dream home.

Exterior trends to look for in 2015:

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